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Live Music This Week in DSM: April 26 - May 1, 2022

Live Music in DSM

April 26, 2022

This week’s lineup of musical acts in Greater Des Moines (DSM) includes Griffen House at xBk Live and Tyler Roy at Lefty’s. Don’t miss out on these local acts and others listed below.

Tuesday, April 26

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Open Mic at Kelly’s Little Nipper at 6 p.m.
  • Sugar Valley at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Wapsi River Ramblers with 80 Grit at The Fremont in the Historic East Village at 7 p.m.
  • Blues Jam at Carl’s Place at 7:30 p.m.
  • MINKA with the feel Right and B. Well at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-13
  • The Way Down Wanderers, Boris Pelekh at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $12-15

Wednesday, April 27

  • David Kramer at Stuffed Olive in Historic Court District at 6 p.m.
  • Scott Smith/Steve Charlson Duo on the Patio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 6 p.m.
  • Des Moines Big Band plays Buddy Rich at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $15, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12, Student $5
  • Black Dirt Ramblers at Greenwood Lounge at 7 p.m.
  • Griffen House at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $25-28
  • Jerk, The National Treasures at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $8

Thursday, April 28

  • “Freight Train” Frank at La Mie Restaurant in the Skywalk at 11 a.m.
  • Charlson Trio at Chuck’s Restaurant at 6 p.m.
  • Drummer Christopher Jensen at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.
  • Beggars Bargain at Confluence Brewery at 7 p.m.
  • The Soul Searchers at Greenwood Lounge at 8 p.m.

Friday, April 29

  • Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band at Gas Lamp at 5 p.m.; $5
  • Josh Sinclair on the Patio at Truman’s Pizza Tavern at 5 p.m.
  • Rayne Vitorino Dias/Robert Espe Duo at The Cave DSM at 6 p.m.
  • Morgan Wallen with Larry Fleet at Wells Fargo Arena at 7 p.m.; $101 to $305
  • Okey Dokey at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $10-15
  • Rainbow Penley Band at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • Kind Folk with John Raymond, Alex LoRe, Noam Wiesenberg and Colin Stranahan at Noce in Western Gateway at 7 p.m.; $25, VIP $50, Bar seat/table $12
  • Tyler Frazier at Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company in Historic Court District at 7 p.m.
  • WuGrass: Chris Castino Chicken Wire Empire at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 7:30 p.m.; $15-18
  • Tyler Roy at Lefty’s at 9 p.m.; $10 Bryce Vine at Helmick Commons at Drake University at 9 p.m.
  • Dustin Farrow & The Relics at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • Johnny Novacaine at The Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • Sister Sara at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m. Shooter Jaxx at Gas Lamp at 9:30 p.m.; $10

Saturday, April 30

  • V Ellsbury, Queen Kinsey, Allegra Hernandez for Girls Rock! Des Moines! Scholarship Fund Benefit at xBk Live at Noon; $30-35
  • The Sheet at Confluence Brewery for the Mayor’s Annual Ride Afterparty at Noon SUMPIN DOO with Dave Bohl on Sax at Hawkeye Elks at 5 p.m.; $5
  • MercyMe ft. Rend Collective with Andrew Ripp at Wells Fargo Arena at 7?p.m.; $17 to $35
  • The June Bugs at Captain Roy’s at 7 p.m.
  • The Veer Union with 2 Shadows, Jayvon, Safe Space, Alter Within at Lefty’s at 7 p.m. (Doors); $15
  • Joshua Sinclair at Peace Tree Brewing DSM for the Blonde Fatale Party at 7 p.m.
  • The Rivieras at Croation-Slavic-Center at 7 p.m.; $5 Members, $7 Nonmembers
  • The Righteous Brothers at Hoyt Sherman Place in Sherman Hill at 7:30 p.m.; $40 to $90
  • Ramona and the Sometimes, The Book of Bugs & OddPets at xBk Live at 8 p.m.; $10-13
  • Bouquet, Wave Cage, The Halloween Episode at Gas Lamp at 8 p.m.; $10
  • Floyd: A Pink Floyd Tribute at Wooly’s in the Historic East Village at 8:30 p.m.; $20
  • Rainbow Penley Band at Greenwood Lounge at 9 p.m.
  • A Taste of BitterSweet Nation at The Yacht Club at 9 p.m.
  • 7 @ Best at Down Under in Clive at 9 p.m.
  • Driving Blind at Misfits at 9 p.m.
  • Last Call with Max Wellman at Noce in Western Gateway at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

  • Krantz/Page/Ward Trio at Louie’s Wine Dive at 5 p.m.
  • Janiva Magness with Avey Grouws Band at xBk Live at 7 p.m.; $20-22
  • RELATE: A Drake University Choir Concert at Sheslow Auditorium at 7 p.m.
  • Dance Gavin Dance with Memphis May Fire, Volumes, Moon Tooth at Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines at 7:30 p.m.; $30-35
  • Johnny Molina & Los Sabaneros de Aniceto Molina at Senor Tequila Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar at 9 p.m.

Check for changes at each venue’s website, including cancellations and COVID protocols, and consider your generosity to your local waitstaff and musicians as we continue to welcome back live events in DSM. You can also support local restaurants by visiting nearby businesses before and after the show! Check out the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Restaurant Guide, featuring neighborhood options here.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Jerrica Marshall

Jerrica Marshall is the downtown placemaking manager at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.